Having what may be one of the most awesome names to come out of the antipodean music scene in recent years, Batrider sound like the name implies they would – badass. Grungy, dirty, distorted rock at its antipodean best, the band have recently returned to Australia after some extensive touring overseas settling in Adelaide and releasing their latest album Piles Of Lies as well as a video for the album’s title track that you can watch here, the band currently touring nationally in support of the release, playing Sydney’s GoodGod Small Club this Saturday Aug 20th with Per Purpose and Mere Women.
To commemorate these musical milestones, the band have decided to make said title track available for free over at the Remote Control blog. They’ve also got another song up for free on their site that as far as I can tell is titled Chris Drab.
If you like your music rough around the edges and slightly worn in with honesty and feeling, these two tracks will surely whet your appetite for Batrider’s music.
Be sure and catch the band on the rest of their tour dates, especially the double album launch with Native Cats at The Tote on the 30th of Sept. Anyway all the dates are here below and for more info visit the band’s website.
w Per Purpose, Sweet Teeth, Phobiac and Vulture Culture
Friday 19 August
w Mere Women and Per Purpose
Saturday 20 August
Goodgod Small Club
w TV Colours and Per Purpose
Sunday 21 August
Saturday 3 September
Double album launch with The Native Cats, supported by Paint Your Golden Face and Treehouse
Friday 9 September
w Anthony Rochester, The Cubas and The Stayns
Saturday 10 September
w Rabbit Island, The Growl and Hayley Beth
Friday 16 September
Double album launch with The Native Cats, supported by Absolute Boys and Lady Dreams
Friday 30 September